Sunday, 15 June 2008

Massive Attack at the Royal Festival Hall

Fantastic show last night at the Royal Festival Hall. A morphing, messaging, organic, light show mediated the entire thing. It instructed us, mesmerised us, counselled us and shocked us in turn. Massive Attack's music features in films like Pi and The Matrix. They provide the mood music and take the visual concepts back in exchange. Information is both liberation and intoxication in this concept, the weapon of resistance and the instrument of authority.

The highlight of the evening was a performance of 'Angel' that was seductive and menacing in equal measure.

However, the real star of the show was the Royal Festival Hall itself. I've heard classical music in the new Hall but its acoustics provide a sonic bubble for trip hop just as well! It's a stunning venue in every way and an utter pleasure to spend time there. Get a membership- it will be the best £40 you'll ever spend.

1 comment:

  1. Rebecca McGrath15 June 2008 at 15:02

    You have a great taste in music. I love Unfinshed Sympathy a song which features phenominal lyrics, vocals, soul, and power.

    It's a song I always play when I fancy a chill out. The way the song changes my mood and sends shivers down my spine every time you even hear the first chord, is priceless. I never tire of hearing it.

    Great review of the concert....oh and venue!

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